December 24, 2014

All I Want for Christmas: Holiday Regulatory Wishes in Marijuana Markets

By John Schroyer Cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs have a long Christmas wish list. While the industry made significant progress in 2014, there were some hiccups along the way (ahem, [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

Low-Potency Edibles, CBD Offerings & Discreet Paraphernalia Among Top Sellers in 2014

By Tony C. Dreibus With 2014 being the first year of legal medical marijuana in several states and recreational cannabis in others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that products [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

Chart of the Week: The Impact of a Holiday on Washington State Marijuana Sales

By Jennifer Mann How much can a big holiday impact a recreational marijuana shop’s business? A lot, as evidenced by a breakdown of retail cannabis revenue in Washington State over [click to continue...]

December 19, 2014

Week in Review: CO Rec Law Under Attack, Tribes Explore MMJ & Anchorage Ban Fails

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oklahoma and Nebraska attempt to overturn Colorado’s recreational marijuana law, Native American tribes begin weighing whether to sell medical cannabis, and Anchorage tosses [click to continue...]

December 18, 2014

Marijuana Software, Technology Firms on Fire as Inventory Tracking Needs Grow

By John Schroyer As the marijuana trade has matured and moved into the limelight, one of the more pressing questions states and legitimate businesses are grappling with is how to [click to continue...]

December 17, 2014

Strategies for Success: How Cannabis Businesses Can Build Relationships With Lawmakers

By Tony C. Dreibus Marijuana business owners who want to take a bigger role in legislative matters concerning the cannabis industry should go out for a long lunch – and [click to continue...]

December 16, 2014

Melding Marijuana Advocacy With Business and Industry: Q&A With Betty Aldworth

By John Schroyer As the marijuana industry expands across the nation, cannabis businesses are increasingly seeking qualified and experienced workers. But this can be a difficult task in a new [click to continue...]

December 15, 2014

Chart of the Week: Top 5 Medical Marijuana States by Patient Density

By Jennifer Mann If you want to get an idea of which medical marijuana states offer the best business opportunities, take a look at the density of MMJ patients relative [click to continue...]

December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Federal MJ Moves + Memo to Tobacco Industry on Cannabis & Rec Sales Data

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Congress addresses some major marijuana issues, a Wall Street firm offers advice to Big Tobacco about cannabis, and the nation’s first two recreational [click to continue...]

December 11, 2014

Zapped By Escalating Energy Costs, Marijuana Growers Seek Power-Saving Measures

By Tony C. Dreibus Cannabis growers threatened by everything from thieves to federal raids to plant pests and diseases have another concern: The rising cost of electricity to produce their [click to continue...]

December 10, 2014

Dispensary’s Big Win in Court Battle With Feds Could Ripple Across MMJ Industry

By John Schroyer A federal judge in northern California has tossed a civil forfeiture case against a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, possibly setting a precedent that could give the [click to continue...]

December 9, 2014

Guest Column: Dreaming of Cashing Out to Big Alcohol or Big Pharma? Time to Wake Up

By John Conlin During my brief time in the marijuana industry I’ve heard a lot of folks talk about their exit plans. It seems many operate with a “one foot [click to continue...]

FDA Warns CBD Companies About Medicinal Claims

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Although plenty of businesspeople in the cannabis community regard various properties of the plant as [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities, Counties Seek Right to Tax Marijuana

Oregon municipalities could sue the state for the right to set their own taxes on [click to continue...]

WA Town Set to Open First City-Owned Rec Shop

While some municipalities in Washington State are banning recreational marijuana shops, one town is set [click to continue...]

Rhode Island Starts on Path to Recreational Cannabis

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Rhode Island is seen as a leading candidate to legalize recreational cannabis this year, and [click to continue...]

News of Surna Exec’s Departure Triggers Stock Slide

Shares of Surna Inc. have dipped since the company announced that its high-profile CEO Tom [click to continue...]

More Delays for Uruguay’s Marijuana Industry

The first country to legalize marijuana on a national scale is dragging its heels, and [click to continue...]

Professor Projects Next 5 States to Legalize Rec

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California, Illinois, New York, Nevada and Vermont could become the next states to legalize recreational [click to continue...]

Sheriffs File Lawsuit Over Colorado Legalization

Sheriffs from three states have filed a lawsuit against Colorado over recreational marijuana, presenting another [click to continue...]

Another Nat’l Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Legalization

Some more good news for cannabis activists and businesses: A respected national poll taken every [click to continue...]

Insurance Firms Urged to Craft MJ Policies

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Mainstream insurance companies should start crafting policies to cover legal marijuana businesses as the industry [click to continue...]

DC Bans Consumption at Private Clubs

In a bid to curtail premature business opportunities tied to recreational marijuana, city leaders in [click to continue...]

$36 Million Raised for Ohio MJ Legalization

A group in Ohio has already raised $36 million for a proposed ballot measure that would [click to continue...]

PharmaCann Poised to Hold Most IL Licenses

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After a medical marijuana company abandoned its cultivation license on Monday in an area west [click to continue...]

WA Could Outlaw Marijuana Vending Machines

Washington State entrepreneurs hoping to sell marijuana through vending machines or drive-up windows took a [click to continue...]